Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CajunBass, May 11, 2021.
Python, they'd have fallen apart. Good
you let them rest.
Actually I’ve got three but my wife said she wanted one of her own. What mama wants, mama gets.
With the wadcutter loads, there really was no recoil. The Python is a heavy gun. No idea the actual weight, and I'm too lazy to look it up, but I'd hate to have to lug it around all day. My wife fired the first few rounds on this target. She pulled them all left. Then I took it and fired the rest. It took me a few rounds to figure out where to hold, and get the feel of the trigger. From then on it was fire for affect, and that 10 ring got smaller and smaller. Ten yards, all DA.
6” - 46 ozs
4.25” - 42 ozs
They’re a little bit pricy, but I sense one in my future at some point .
Someone snapped it up the day after I saw it. It was the 4.25” model. It sold for $1 over MSRP at $1500.
It’s interesting that the 6” model is not on the California Roster. I guess Colt’s didn’t want to offer up 10 or more of those models so the state could destroy them in testing.
I am glad the 4.25” models are available here, even though I may not buy one. I have my eyes on something else that I want but I am a lot like that dog on the movie “Up”. I am easily distracted by “squirrels”.
"So....let me begin by saying I’m not a newbie, I’ve been shooting for over 30 years, especially revolvers. I was excited to receive a new Colt Python 4.25. Fit and finish looked perfect, with the smooth trigger that felt like greased ball bearings, no stacking. I couldn’t wait to shoot it, boy did that enthusiasm turn to misery today.
First six rounds of full house magnums, a little more recoil than I expected but within reasonability. My next six rounds I adjusted my hold and aim, much better results on the target. My third six rounds started the problem...it was very hard to push the cylinder back in. These are factory rounds, not reloads. I managed to get the cylinder in, touched off the first round double action, VERY stiff trigger pull, it goes bang. Second round, I can’t pull the trigger hard enough to rotate the cylinder. It seemed to get a little easier to get the loaded cylinder in after the gun cooled off. It did this half a dozen times and I said “no mas”, back to the Colt Mothership...or CZ...or whatever it is now. Meanwhile, my 1959 Colt Single Action in .44 Special ran like a top with two inch groups at 10 yards....with my 56 year old eyes! They clearly don’t make em like they used to....
I looked over the pistol for an easy fix, lubricated at the range, no dice. It looks like a trip back to Hartford and goodness only knows when I see it again. Anyone have any quick fix guesses?"
BTW, my last lemon Colt was back at Hartford basically from 8/20 to 4/21.
Reckon I did the right thing by going with the Freedom.....
She used every bit of it but loved the car. Point is buy two colts. One to shot while the other is at mothership lol. Jk. My KC had two months visits for misfires but fixed now. I’m sure the snakes can bite properly now
I also like the more muted color of these against the white metal of the stainless steel.
I've been to the range again since my first report. No problems with the guns, which of course is what I really expected from the start. This time I took along the 6" gun, and the "older" of the 4" ones. The load this time was a 158 grain RN Berry's plated, over a P+ 38 charge of Unique, in 357 brass, with CCI primers. No problems with misfires with the 6" gun this time. I had taken particular care to make sure I had the primers fully seated when I loaded these, so that may have taken care of that problem.
50 rounds at 7 yards, 6" gun.
And 50 with the 4" one.
I was getting tired by the time I got to here. Bad back and such, and I dropped a couple of them outside the 10 area. I probably need to adjust the sights up/right a bit. All shooting both guns was done DA, standing. These guns just beg to be fired D/A. I don't think I've fired any of the three S/A mode. Maybe when I got the 6" one last year, but the D/A is so good, I just don't bother.
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